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Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 31 October 2013 (Spain)
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In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

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David Trueba

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David Trueba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Antonio
Natalia de Molina ... Belén
Francesc Colomer ... Juanjo
Ramon Fontserè Ramon Fontserè ... Ramón
Rogelio Fernández Rogelio Fernández ... Bruno
Jorge Sanz ... Padre
Ariadna Gil ... Madre
Violeta Rodríguez Violeta Rodríguez ... Julia
Léo Rodríguez Léo Rodríguez ... Javi
Tristán Rodríguez Tristán Rodríguez ... Jesús
Olivia Trueba Olivia Trueba ... Maribel
Catalina Sagredo Catalina Sagredo ... Bebé
Joaquín Fernández Joaquín Fernández ... Clase Colegio
Sasha Di Bendetto Sasha Di Bendetto ... Clase Colegio
Rodrigo Pascual Rodrigo Pascual ... Clase Colegio
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Spain, 1966, a high-school English/Latin teacher, Antonio, drives to Almeria in hopes of meeting his hero, John Lennon. Along the way, Antonio picks up two runaways. The movie title, Living is Easy With Eyes Closed, comes from a line in Lennon's song Strawberry Fields Forever which he wrote while filming How I Won the War in Almeria. Written by af_by94

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,600, 29 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,600, 29 June 2014
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1.85 : 1
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Official submission of Spain to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. See more »

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Maria Concetta is highly unlikely a name for someone living in post war Rimini. See more »

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Features How I Won the War (1967) See more »

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Strawberry Fields Forever
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The true story of a Spanish teacher of English
3 November 2013 | by lennonalmeriaforeverSee all my reviews

The factual story of Juan Carrion has never been spread before and should be known by everyone interested in The Beatles and involved in Education from now on thanks to this great movie. It shows an actual character, a Spanish teacher of English who begun to teach English through Beatles songs as soon as the Fabs became famous and when he found out John Lennon was acting in Almeria location he aimed to meet him to thank him for his involuntary played role as a teacher -ironic, being John so reluctant of teachers-. The plot is not focused only on this teacher but on two youngsters who have left their homes for different reasons. It is a good feelings road movie to Almeria, where by that year of 1966 had turned into the European Hollywood. Since Lawrence of Arabia was shot over there, Clint Eastwood,Anthonny Quinn, Brigite Bardot and so many other stars had passed by the same sunny place than John Lennon. It was not because of his likening of The Beatles, nor liberty nor politics who drove Juan to meet John but his deep respect for his pupils. He wanted to have the lyrics first to provide their pupils with them as soon as possible. For millions of non-English native speakers Beatles fans around the world Beatles songs used to mean more sounds than words and messages. Unfortunately, for those whose mother tongue is English have been very difficult to understand that English have to be learned hardly day by day. When Seargent Pepper's album came out with its lyrics printed, that decision was taken as a normal one. But no one -not even the cleverest Beatles researchers- until nowadays had a reason why The Beatles decided to do so. The reason remained in Almeria, Spain, between John and this man called Juan Carrion. I sincerely hope 'Living is easy' gets to your countries soon so that you can enjoy of this beautiful movie and the story behind.


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